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Posted: 13/03/2015 at 09:17

They have them here in France. I've never used one, but it's tempting to go and buy one now.


Posted: 13/03/2015 at 09:15

Morning all.

Wasn't me Wintersong, live about 45 mins from DD.

Forecast here for the day is rain. Raining already. Hope it's better at DDs. We are going out to lunch, late celebration of OH's birthday when we were ill.

Gardener's Boy, I don't have a little plastic greenhouse but I know people who do. They must be anchored very securely or they blow away in the wind. When it's sunny they can get quite hot inside, but if it's very cold and frosty at night they only provide a minimum of protection.


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 19:19

So it is, Hostafan, but it's group 3 for pruning like the others I mentioned.

Are These Ready?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 18:07

Cool and bright is fine.

I plant mine before they get as big as Edd's, especially the first pic. Could Edd be having us on?


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 17:48

I love viticellas, vigorous and covered in flowers. So easy to prune, just chop it all down in early Spring. I have Etoile Violette, Ville de Lyon, Princess Diana and Alionushka.

Was very courageous and cut all the old wood out of Mme Alfred Carrière today, photos on gardening thread.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 17:38


I've been very courageous and cut out the big old woody stems of climbing rose Mme Alfred Carrière. She is about 23 years old and I hadn't been able to prune her properly because the deer ate all the new shoots. OH deer fenced the flower garden 2 or 3 years ago so last year I semi pruned Mme AC and she has made new growth so I have been able to saw off the thick old woody stems.

I also pruned climbing rose "The New Dawn", a yellow buddleia and a clematis.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 12:31

Lovely, Marion. I like your blossom tree, it's earlier than any of mine. Which is it?


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 10:31

Wintersong, it's mostly classical. He started playing about 4 years ago when he was 69, teaching himself. It was to help with his singing, as he's in a choir. Then he found an English piano teacher about 2 years ago, but the lessons aren't very regular as she lives some way away. He practices a lot, I'm getting quite impressed.


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 10:28

BM, we were told what to do about payment and season tickets, refreshments, plant sales, publicity. I had been asked if a coach load of up to 45 people could come, but they have decided that is too much to ask on a day when an unknown number of visitors will already be arriving, especially when a coach can't get down my drive. They've been asked to come on another day and they are thinking of coming in several cars instead. So my garden will be open on 2 days in May instead of one. The coach load will be seeing 4 local gardens and having lunch in a local restaurant, they are a gardening club on an outing.

Can you identify these plants in my garden?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 10:19

I think Plant B could be a Delosperma.

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